Ergonomics is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker. Proper ergonomic design can prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. Here are some important tips to keep in mind:
- The top of the computer monitor should be at or just below eye level
- Head and neck should be balanced and in-line with torso
- Shoulders should be relaxed
- Elbows should be close to the body and supported
- Lower back should be supported
- Wrists and hands should be in-line with forearms
- There should be adequate room for the keyboard and mouse
- Feet should be flat on the floor
of Employee Benefits
A good benefits education experience uses many different communication tools and helps employees appreciate the value of their total compensation.
Group presentations and individual consultations can be one of the most effective ways to communicate. Open conversation engages employees and allows them to ask questions relevant to their needs.
Customized Employee Benefits Website
Benefits manuals can easily be lost or misplaced. Offering employee benefit information online allows employees to quickly get answers to their questions.
Benefits-at-a-Glance Summary Sheets
Lengthy manuals can be overwhelming to an employee trying to understand offered benefits. A “frequently-asked questions” sheet with concise answers can save employees unnecessary frustration.
An employee newsletter with articles reviewing benefits, addressing questions, or announcing changes will remind employees of what is being provided.